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DECam Community Workshop

DECam Community Science Workshop 2018: Science Highlights, Coming Opportunities, LSST Synergies

May 21-22, 2018 • Tucson, Arizona

Talk Abstracts (Submitted)

NOAO Data Lab: Overview, Applications with DECam, Next Steps

Leah Fulmer

The NOAO Data Lab seeks to empower astronomers to efficiently explore and analyze the largest datasets available through NOAO facilities, especially those from DECam (e.g. DECaLS, DECaPS, DES). Its primary objectives are to connect users with high-value catalogs through both user-defined and data discovery search forums, to build Python-based tools for the efficient visualization and analysis of data both within and beyond the Data Lab system, and to provide direct service to astronomers in order to optimize user experience. In this talk, I will introduce the various databases, modules, and services currently available within the Data Lab, offer an example science case for exploring the DECaPS database within a Jupyter Notebook, and outline the next steps for the Data Lab’s continued utility and accessibility.

Authors: Leah Fulmer, Knut Olsen, Stephanie Juneau


The DECam Community Science Workshop is sponsored by the National Optical Astronomy Observatory (NOAO). NOAO is operated by the Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy (AURA), Inc. under cooperative agreement with the National Science Foundation.

AURA, inc. NSF

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